Friday, August 24, 2018

Reference-dependent political leanings

Australia has a new Prime Minister. The outgoing right-wing PM left office with a speech highlighting successes of his term, including legalization legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile in Oklahoma, the most recent Democratic governor supported the death penalty, opposed gun control, and implemented the two largest tax cuts in state history.

This is why I don't call myself a "lefty" libertarian*. Context is key :)

*Or a libertarian, for that matter. "Classical liberal" is the term of the week, I hear...